- Paperback: 696 pages
- Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (April 12, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470484268
- ISBN-13: 978-0470484265
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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From the Back Cover
Leverage Visual Studio 2010 to develop and deploy your next project
Written by Microsoft insiders, this nuts-and-bolts guide walks you through the tools, guidelines, and methodologies you'll need for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Visual Studio 2010. It focuses on practical implementation techniques and best practices, while providing you with detailed code samples and case studies. You'll dive into all the new Unified Modeling Language (UML) tools, advanced debugging techniques, manual testing functionality, the new architecture of Team Foundation Server 2010, and much more. By the end of the book, you'll be able to model, design, and coordinate enterprise solutions at every level using Visual Studio.
Professional Application Lifecycle Management:
Examines the Architecture Explorer and how to use it to better understand the architecture of your application
Presents topics that are of the most interest to a developer who is creating an application with Visual Studio 2010
Explores the numerous tools available for testers, including a look at the new test lab management capabilities
Delves into the new architecture of Team Foundation Server 2010 and the version-control system
Uncovers the latest process templates, along with the new backlog and capacity-planning features
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About the Author
MICKEY GOUSSET is a Senior Technical Developer for Infront Consulting Group, a consulting company focused on the Microsoft System Center family of products. He has been a Microsoft Team System MVP fi ve years running, a certifi ed professional in Team Foundation Server and SCOM 2007, and co-author (along with Jean-Luc David and Erik Gunvaldson) of the book Professional Team Foundation Server (Indianapolis: Wiley, 2006). Gousset runs “Team System Rocks!” (http://www.teamsystemrocks.com), a community site devoted to Visual Studio Team System and Visual Studio 2010, where he also blogs about Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. He is also a co-host of the popular Team Foundation Server podcast, “Radio TFS” (http://www.radiotfs.com). He has spoken on Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server topics at various user groups, code camps, and conferences, including Microsoft Tech Ed Developer — North America 2008 and 2009. When not writing or working with computers, Mickey enjoys a range of hobbies, from playing on Xbox Live (“Gamer Tag: HereBDragons”) to participating in local community theater. Nothing beats his favorite pastime though — sitting on his couch with his lovely wife Amye, and their two Chihuahuas, Lucy and Linus.
BRIAN KELLER is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, specializing in Visual Studio and application lifecycle management. Keller has been with Microsoft since 2002, and has presented at conferences all over the world, including TechEd, Professional Developers Conference (PDC), and MIX. Keller is also a regular personality on MSDN’s Channel 9 Web site, and is co-host of the popular show, “This Week on Channel 9.” Outside of work, he can usually be found enjoying the great outdoors while either rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, or surfing.
AJOY KRISHNAMOORTHY is a Senior Product Manager in the Microsoft Patterns and Practices group. In this role, he focuses on planning the areas of investments and business strategy for Patterns and Practices. Prior to this role, Krishnamoorthy worked as a Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. He has more than ten years of consulting experience, playing variety of roles, including developer, architect, and technical project manager. Krishnamoorthy has written articles for online and printed magazines, and co-authored several books on ASP.NET. You can check out his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/ajoyk. Krishnamoorthy has an MBA from Ohio State University. Any spare time is spent with his family, playing board/card games with friends, watching sports (especially when the Ohio State Buckeyes are playing), and learning to play “Tabla.”
MARTIN WOODWARD is currently the Program Manager for the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Cross-Platform Tools Team. Before joining Microsoft, Woodward was voted Team System MVP of the Year, and has spoken about Team Foundation Server at events internationally. Not only does Woodward bring a unique insight into the inner workings of the product he has experienced from more than a half-decade of real-world use at companies big and small, he is also always happy to share. When not working or speaking, Woodward can be found at his blog, http://www.woodwardweb.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
Between the clunky UI and process flows (it's obvious several different programmers wrote different components of TFS - without a holistic design that was fine-tuned) TFS can be hard to figure out - which is Risky and frustrating when your team is going 1,000MPH to crank a major new application out the door. TFS training vendors sometimes help, but many large organizations squander their training budgets on executive perks and bonuses so .... not everyone or every company gets the right training.
SO.... this book helps Alot with undestanding TFS and how it compares to Visual Source Safe, Serena/PVCS, Subversion, etc (altho it does NOT explicitly compare them in detail... which may be nice but not absolutely necessary, assumming the reader is an experienced developer). The key functions (code library management, change requests, requirements (stories or use-cases), test plans, defacts etc.) are described well, using sufficient screen-shot examples. Interfacing with MS-Build Manager was lightly covered, (or just did not "jump out" at me) so thats an area that could be improved. Ditto for MS-Test Manager (their automated test tool).
As so happens with books like this, IMHO there are some "intuitive" areas that are covered Too Long and Too Deeply, and some quirky areas (that are not documented AT ALL or very poorly by the online and printed Vendor docs) which were Not covered in practical, useful detail. Again - the point of 3rd party books is to Eclipse the vagueness and "missing" information so often offered in vendor delivered Online help (which is typically horrible) and printable (PDF) docs (too often just a collection of the crappy help text).
WROX *does much better* than the docs from Mister-Bills-Company, but IMHO in some areas (importing and exporting, management reports, and others) could have gone into More depth and more Practical "as used" details.
Still - this book is almost a necessity if you are using TFS and the training and docs you have received to-date have not met your expectations or requirements for Useful detail.
The book goes into enough detail to give you a good understanding of the feature they are covering. With the number of features covered to go into great detail would have made the book 5 times larger. I did not read any topic that did not have enough detail to give me a good understanding of the feature.
The book is broken down into 5 parts. Architect, Developer, Tester, Team Foundation Server, and Project/Process Management.
The book covers UML, using the Architecture Explorer, using Layer Diagrams, Unit Testing, Code Analysis and Code Metrics, Profi ling and Performance, Database Development/Testing/Deployment, IntelliTrace, Web Performance and Load Testing, Coded User Interface Testing, Lab Management, the Team Foundation Architecture, Version Control and Branching and Merging, Team Foundation Build, Reports, Portals, Dashboards, Workbooks, and Process Template Customizations. That is a ton of stuff!!!!
The authors have a good writing style that makes the book easy to read.
If you want to get to know Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, this is a great place to start!!!
VS2010/TFS2010 is a huge new release and it was nice to have a comprehensive overview of the product in one place rather than scattered across 20 different blogs. Even though I've been working with the betas of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 for months, there were still things that I'd missed. Plus, for the pieces/features that I already knew about, it was nice to read someone else's take.
It reads easy and it will give you a fast, efficient brain-dump for getting going with 2010.
This is a good resource if you do not know anything about
The book overall is an excellent general reference to Visual Studio 2010 ALM. I highly recommend this book as a general reference for Microsoft ALM technologies (from start to finish).
Another great aspect of this book, is that it can be read from people that already know well TFS but also from people that want to have a look at its feature for a First Adoption. If you are planning to use VS2010 and TFS2010 for your application this title is a "must have" in your bookshelf.
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This book is great at providing a breadth of coverage of a topic and platform (VS 2010 / TFS 2010) that is quite...Read more